National Board Certification

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

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NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. It was formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.

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The Early Childhood through Young Adulthood / Library Media certificate is appropriate for school librarians who teach students ages 3-18+ and who know the range of information literacy, instructional collaboration, and the integration of technology.

Also available on the NBPTS website is an introduction to NBPTS standards external link icon and an overview of certification external link icon for the NBPTS certificate.